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Windows 7: Show Desktop icons disapeared

13 Jan 2009   #1
greenlink23

Vista & Win 7
 
 
Show Desktop icons disapeared

the icons in desktop icons settings have all disapeared. there are still icons on my desktop. i enabled them last night. and when i booted this morning they had disapeared. can anyone help me.





here is what the registry looks like


i am running win7 beta build 7000


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13 Jan 2009   #2
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

So you can re enable them but they are gone every time you restart, is that what you are saying or has this only happened once, has it ever remembered the desktop or has it just started to happen?
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13 Jan 2009   #3
greenlink23

Vista & Win 7
 
 

i can enable/re-enable them, i just can't change the icons. as you can see in the first image i have changed the computer icon and i want to change the user folder icon.
this has only happened once, i upgraded last night. and it just started to happen
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13 Jan 2009   #4
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Try changing a theme under Personalize. See if it brings back the default theme icons.
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13 Jan 2009   #5
greenlink23

Vista & Win 7
 
 

OMG that worked. Thank You very much limneos.
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13 Jan 2009   #6
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

What The.... I thought you were trying to get the custom icons to stick, not get your default icons back.
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13 Jan 2009   #7
greenlink23

Vista & Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
What The.... I thought you were trying to get the custom icons to stick, not get your default icons back.
no i was trying to get the icons back in the window

this was what i wanted:


and this was my problem:


sorry if that was confusing. i could have been a little more specific
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13 Jan 2009   #8
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

OK no worries glad you have it sorted.
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